Physics of Particles and Nuclei Letters

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 591–601 | Cite as

Tests of the space gamma spectrometer prototype at the JINR experimental facility with different types of neutron generators

  • M. L. Litvak
  • A. A. Vostrukhin
  • D. V. Golovin
  • P. V. Dubasov
  • A. O. Zontikov
  • A. S. Kozyrev
  • A. R. Krylov
  • V. A. Krylov
  • I. G. Mitrofanov
  • M. I. Mokrousov
  • A. N. Repkin
  • G. N. Timoshenko
  • K. V. Udovichenko
  • V. N. Shvetsov
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Abstract

The results of the tests of the HPGe gamma spectrometer performed with a planetary soil model and different types of pulse neutron generators are presented. All measurements have been performed at the experimental nuclear planetary science facility (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research) for the physical calibration of active gamma and neutron spectrometers. The aim of the study is to model a space experiment on determining the elemental composition of Martian planetary matter by neutron-induced gamma spectroscopy. The advantages and disadvantages of a gas-filled neutron generator in comparison with a vacuum-tube neutron generator are examined.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. L. Litvak
    • 1
  • A. A. Vostrukhin
    • 1
  • D. V. Golovin
    • 2
  • P. V. Dubasov
    • 2
  • A. O. Zontikov
    • 2
  • A. S. Kozyrev
    • 1
  • A. R. Krylov
    • 2
  • V. A. Krylov
    • 2
  • I. G. Mitrofanov
    • 1
  • M. I. Mokrousov
    • 1
  • A. N. Repkin
    • 2
  • G. N. Timoshenko
    • 2
    • 3
  • K. V. Udovichenko
    • 2
  • V. N. Shvetsov
    • 2
  1. 1.Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia
  3. 3.Dubna State UniversityDubnaRussia

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